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Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:06 am
by Hermanator X
Fievel wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote: and the fact that it's Cameron's first work of fiction since Piranha Part Two: The Spawning.

True Lies? T2? The Abyss?

They were non-fiction!?!?!? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Hes taking the piss Fievel, Avatar is non fiction too. :lol:

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:07 am
by Pacino86845
Like I said: I know nothing of Cameron's next project!

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:12 am
by Maui
We haven't seen a trailer yet and there is alot of speculation that they just don't know how to market this film, which is why no trailer. Dunno, just what I've been reading.

I do know that they are behind schedule and sending more VFX people down to NZ to help out.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:48 am
by Fried Gold
Oh great....a loader.....from Aliens.

Because I love Aliens so much that I want Cameron to revisit it.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:52 pm
by thefraze
Fried Gold wrote:Oh great....a loader.....from Aliens.

Because I love Aliens so much that I want Cameron to revisit it.


Who doesn't love Aliens?

I just need to know more about this film. When's the trailer coming out? Was the Transformers rumor true or was that for The Last Airbender?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:54 pm
by Pacino86845
The Transformers rumor was not true, it turns out. But I think there was some speculation as to which film would premiere the trailer for Avatar... I forget what it was now, but this info is pretty recent.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:58 pm
by Nachokoolaid
I think it's attached to the new ICE AGE movie.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:39 pm
by thefraze
There was a pretty great write-up about Avatar in the 20th Anniversary Issue of EMPIRE magazine (which I recommend everyone picks up, it's terrific - guest edited by Steven Spielberg).

Anyway, if this comes out in December... shouldn't we be seeing the teaser soon? Transformers, Harry Potter or even Inglourious Basterds seem like good choices...

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:41 pm
by Nachokoolaid
thefraze wrote:Anyway, if this comes out in December... shouldn't we be seeing the teaser soon? Transformers, Grande Rojo Potter or even Inglourious Basterds seem like good choices...


AHEM!

Nachokoolaid wrote:I think it's attached to the new ICE AGE movie.


Both at Paramount, if I remember correctly.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:10 pm
by thefraze
There's nothing really in the pipeline for Fox this summer though, right?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:03 pm
by so sorry
More "cool" Avatar stuff from the mothersite

Man, is there any way this will live up to the internet/geek hype? Quint going ga-ga over some production art that looks like it could have been for any sci-fi movie out there.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:38 pm
by theunforgettablefire
Yeah...I know it's just concept art, but those pictures don't do a damn thing for me.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:07 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Man that looks totally bad ass. But where is concept art of Sigourney Weaver in her panties?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:51 pm
by tapehead
3D Movie Blog Market Saw is where everything for Avatar has turned up. Sigourny/panties related action? here.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:27 pm
by minstrel
burlivesleftnut wrote:Man that looks totally bad ass. But where is concept art of Sigourney Weaver in her panties?


Sigourney Weaver has no ass. Hence, no concept art.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 2:10 am
by magicmonkey
so sorry wrote:More "cool" Avatar stuff from the mothersite

Man, is there any way this will live up to the internet/geek hype? Quint going ga-ga over some production art that looks like it could have been for any sci-fi movie out there.


I wouldn't expect anyone other than Cameron to live up to the hype. I'm not the dudes biggest fan, but I totally respect his ability to deliver, the dudes passion is obvious. I really see this movie as a potential landmark in cinema, so to me, its not the living up to the hype, but the living up to being an actual cinematic landmark! heh. I'm not expecting it to be the 2001 monolith, but certainly a big chunk of human experience points in leveling up to one.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:12 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Pacino86845 wrote:Like I said: I know nothing of Cameron's next project!


Well if you and other guys paid more attention and used your imaginations more and stopped being sucked in by the latest unoriginal Sequel Prequel bollox or adhering to the overhyped manipulated movie propoganda brainwashing campaign for a film or clicking a link to a movie title that had a number after it or a prequel name attached to it, then you'd at least now that the story to Avatar goes something like this....

'In a distant future, humanity discovers the planet 'Alpha Centauri B-4', and for those scientists and astronauts who've traversed the gulf between neighboring suns and arrived on its alien soil know it as 'Pandora'. A world filled with an incredible diversity of beautiful and deadly ammonia-breathing lifeforms. It's also a world that harbors treasures and resources almost beyond price. But just as the original Pandora's Box wrought devastation on those who would use it for their own gain, so too this world may destroy not just the Pandorans' home, but ours as well.

Avatar is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival.'



I agree with that people are saying that Avatar will do something as remarkable as a four lettered sex word to our eyeballs. I really do think that not only will Avatar be something astonishing and revolutionary that we have never seen before in movies, but in a rather predicted understated way, I think that James Cameron will show us just HOW a blockbuster movie is supposed to be, or how it is supposed to be done. He doesn't need so much hype to sell his movie, I think. You guys need to actively seek out how great an upcoming film is gonna be, instead of sitting there like dumbasses and letting a movie hype itself to you and tell you what to think and then making you post it constantly to the top of the thread list page. THINK, PEOPLE, THINK!!!!!!!!!

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:23 pm
by TonyWilson
Bah, Cameron doesn't make a fiction film for 12 years and now everyone is sucking his dick. Kirk, you bitch about unoriginality and then copy and paste a synopsis nearly as old as time itself. Cameron will do what he did with Titanic, deliver an emotionally stunted, cheesily scripted but technically amazing movie.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:12 am
by Nachokoolaid
The video game shots give you a good idea about the look of the film. So good to see that second shot with the flourescent flora. Nice. I was hoping that idea wasn't abandoned after seeing the production/concept art.

http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/843/843156/imgs_1.html

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:15 am
by Peven
Nachokoolaid wrote:The video game shots give you a good idea about the look of the film. So good to see that second shot with the flourescent flora. Nice. I was hoping that idea wasn't abandoned after seeing the production/concept art.

http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/843/843156/imgs_1.html



looks like a cross between Halo and one of the planets from Star Wars:Battlefront II........color me unimpressed

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:08 pm
by magicmonkey
TonyWilson wrote:Bah, Cameron doesn't make a fiction film for 12 years and now everyone is sucking his dick. Kirk, you bitch about unoriginality and then copy and paste a synopsis nearly as old as time itself. Cameron will do what he did with Titanic, deliver an emotionally stunted, cheesily scripted but technically amazing movie.


HAHA! No. That's Robert Zemekis.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:02 pm
by Peven
magicmonkey wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:Bah, Cameron doesn't make a fiction film for 12 years and now everyone is sucking his dick. Kirk, you bitch about unoriginality and then copy and paste a synopsis nearly as old as time itself. Cameron will do what he did with Titanic, deliver an emotionally stunted, cheesily scripted but technically amazing movie.


HAHA! No. That's Robert Zemekis.


i agree with Tony, sure the tech for this movie will most probably be impressive, but Cameron has shown he isn't very interested in quality storytelling since "T2", "The Abyss" was the last movie he showed any real desire to tell a good story or develop characters that feel real and has become more and more enamored with bright, shiny, empty spectacle instead

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:28 pm
by TheButcher

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:00 pm
by TheButcher

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:38 pm
by Pacino86845
... two and a half hours of James Cameron pulling his pants down and dick-slapping us all in the eyeballs!

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:52 pm
by travis-dane
Pacino86845 wrote:... two and a half hours of James Cameron pulling his pants down and dick-slapping us all in the eyeballs!


and it will be a good dick slapping in the face.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:49 pm
by Fievel
travis-dane wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:... two and a half hours of James Cameron pulling his pants down and dick-slapping us all in the eyeballs!


and it will be a good dick slapping in the face.



...and at a mere fraction of the price I normally pay!!!



:shock:


...oh....... whoops....

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:08 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
'In a distant future, humanity discovers the planet 'Alpha Centauri B-4', and for those scientists and astronauts who've traversed the gulf between neighboring suns and arrived on its alien soil know it as 'Pandora'. A world filled with an incredible diversity of beautiful and deadly ammonia-breathing lifeforms. It's also a world that harbors treasures and resources almost beyond price. But just as the original Pandora's Box wrought devastation on those who would use it for their own gain, so too this world may destroy not just the Pandorans' home, but ours as well.

Avatar is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival.'


THINK, PEOPLE, THINK!!!!!!!!!


So does this mean that this lead character will end up leading the aliens in a struggle and War against the humans then? If so, sounds like an excellent story, I love those themes depicting humanity as the bad guys from another planet, though also I'm a but gutted - as I had an idea for such a story. :(

Oh well, me and you, James - great minds think alike eh?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:28 pm
by Fried Gold

Don't care about the length, as long as it's better than James Cameron's Undersea Toilet Adventure.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:54 pm
by TheButcher

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:54 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Just sat up in bed realising that the premise for this movie, of the planet earth basically INVADING an alien planet for it's own selfish gains or survival, and then a human being swapping sides and helping the Aliens fight the humans and maybe destroying them or also falling in love with one of the aliens - is basically the SAME idea that I had for a movie script some years ago. I even was gonna incorporate it into Purity!!! :( :( :( :(

WTF am I doing with my life and here in this forum getting SPAT on.. SPAT ON!!!!! - by all you assholes all my god given wasted life? That's it, I'm off.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:03 pm
by RogueScribner
So it's Dances With Wolves set in the future?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:12 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Just sat up in bed realising that the premise for this movie, of the planet earth basically INVADING an alien planet for it's own selfish gains or survival, and then a human being swapping sides and helping the Aliens fight the humans and maybe destroying them or also falling in love with one of the aliens - is basically the SAME idea that I had for a movie script some years ago. I even was gonna incorporate it into Purity!!! :( :( :( :(

WTF am I doing with my life and here in this forum getting SHIT on.. SHIT ON!!!!! - by all you assholes all my god given wasted life? That's it, I'm off.


Fook Ming. I think it's time you went back on your meds.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:10 am
by TheButcher

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:15 am
by Ribbons
RogueScribner wrote:So it's Dances With Wolves set in the future?


If it's anything like Cameron's original 45-page treatment for the film, pretty much (with a dash of Ferngully thrown in for spice).

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:09 am
by Fried Gold
Wasn't Dances With Wolves set in the future anyway?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:48 am
by RogueScribner
Only if you're from the American Revolution (or before). :-P

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:21 pm
by Fried Gold
But how do explain the laser gun fights and alien spacecraft?

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:29 pm
by Ribbons
Well, Costner didn't really do his research. He was already thinking about Waterworld.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:14 pm
by burlivesleftnut
LOL @ all of the above.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:42 pm
by TheButcher
From The Wrap: Jim Cameron: 'Avatar' Will Change Moviegoing
Now that exhibitors are able to show 3D content, Cameron said the possibilities are limitless for movies, television shows, sporting events or even education.

He offered the example of teaching fourth graders math with 3D, making the numbers easier to remember. Similarly boundless are the platforms for 3D, which could be used for screens, computers or even handheld devices.

Besides the production costs, the only stumbling block he foresaw was public opposition to 3D glasses, which he could not understand. Cameron himself already has 3D contacts. As with everything else 3D, he is already at the forefront of the industry.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:27 am
by Ribbons
He offered the example of teaching fourth graders math with 3D, making the numbers easier to remember.


:roll:

While I appreciate the fact that people out there are trying to push the envelope, to me Cameron's obsession with 3D seems more like vanity than anything else; just like Robert Zemeckis and mocap, and just like Michael Mann and digital camera. Now 3D filmmaking is the way of the future not just because it looks cool, but because it's going to somehow make us smarter? Whatever.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:13 am
by TonyWilson
Seems like the ravings of a man who's realised all the technology in the world is meaningless if you can't tell a good story and he's now desperate to elevate the other possible applications for 3-D to avoid any discussion or criticism of the content of his movie.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:34 am
by Fried Gold
He offered the example of teaching fourth graders math with 3D, making the numbers easier to remember.

I find the times-tables so much more easy to remember when in stereoscopic mode.

Besides the production costs, the only stumbling block he foresaw was public opposition to 3D glasses, which he could not understand. Cameron himself already has 3D contacts. As with everything else 3D, he is already at the forefront of the industry.

A lot of the opposition comes from people wearing glasses already, as putting the polaroid glasses over the top doesn't always work too well.

...but if they come in my prescription, I want some 3D contact lenses.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:01 pm
by RogueScribner
Yeah, I wear glasses and adding the 3-D glasses over them can be a bit uncomfortable, especially over an extended amount of time. Maybe they should make clip-on versions or something. Or make them bigger and have them fit over and around the glasses you're already wearing.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:10 pm
by Nachokoolaid
TonyWilson wrote:Seems like the ravings of a man who's realised all the technology in the world is meaningless if you can't tell a good story and he's now desperate to elevate the other possible applications for 3-D to avoid any discussion or criticism of the content of his movie.


The man has 3D contacts. I think that says a lot.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:41 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41510 Cameron shows 24 minutes of Avatar and has 2 pics here of the film.

My God will you just look at it!!!???

James and me are the same, not like you perverts!!! We both like to touch Sharks, and we both have the same idea in mind of the Earth invading another planet and destroying it's species in order to take the resources of the planet in order to survive, then with an outsider earthling joining the Aliens to fight the Earthings who are the real bad guys. Thanks for stealing the story from me James. :evil:

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:11 pm
by DennisMM
Nachokoolaid wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:Seems like the ravings of a man who's realised all the technology in the world is meaningless if you can't tell a good story and he's now desperate to elevate the other possible applications for 3-D to avoid any discussion or criticism of the content of his movie.


The man has 3D contacts. I think that says a lot.


Until they come up with giant 3-D glasses that completely cover regular spectacles, like those old-people Sun Shades or whatever they're called, I say to hell with 3-D. I don't need the third dimension that badly. I suppose an alternative would be a static-cling 3-D filter you could temporarily attach to the outside of your specs.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:28 pm
by burlivesleftnut
I am sick of the fucking buzz on this movie. Surely they have enough completed footage to give us a real trailer. I am done with this thread until the thread title has "now with 100% more trailer" in it.

Re: James Cameron's AVATAR

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:31 am
by ironic name
Pacino86845 wrote:... two and a half hours of James Cameron pulling his pants down and dick-slapping us all in the eyeballs!

Fried Gold wrote:Don't care about the length, as long as it's better than James Cameron's Undersea Toilet Adventure.

:D